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El Pasoans learn U.S. history, rifle marksmanship

Sunday about a dozen El Pasoans gathered at El Paso Community College’s law enforcement academy to learn about U.S. history and rifle marksmanship.

It’s an opportunity by Project Appleseed, an organization focusing on re-connecting people of all ages to the events of the founding of our country.

“We teach the same thing that was taught to soldiers and marines when they went to World War II,” Jerry Hall, with the organization, said.

One of their students was 16-year-old Emily Marin. Marin said she wants to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Saturday was her first time ever shooting a gun.

“I wanted to try shooting because I always knew I’d like it,” she said. “”My dream job would be DEA, drug enforcement agency.”

In addition to marksmanship instruction, students also heard from historical storytellers.

By the end of the class, they have the opportunity to earn a Rifleman patch.

Hall says our country’s history is something that should be thought about more.

“We need to be grateful for that,” Hall said.

Sunday was the last day of the class. But more will be held in October.

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